I am a strong believer in therapy being a collaborative, healing, and restorative experience. As Pema Chödrön once said, “Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how to not run away.” But that’s easier said than done – what are the steps to getting to a better place? Where do you even start? You are not alone in this journey. I take great pride in building a therapeutic connection and a safe space for you to be your genuine self so that you may find that resiliency within. I am passionate about helping my clients through those difficult moments and I want to help chip away at the harmful layers you’ve created for survival which no longer serve you.
I am a Black and Filipino-American therapist who takes pride in being multiculturally sensitive. My specialty areas include trauma healing, anxiety and depression, abuse, intimacy and betrayal, kink and alternative lifestyles, LGBTQ+, love and sex addiction, and family and relationship conflict. I welcome the unique qualities that make up each individual and believe that these qualities are hidden strengths that can be honed to navigate life in a healthy, manageable way.
My journey first started with obtaining a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). I proudly trained as a clinician at Trinity Washington University, gained experience as an intern at St. Elizabeths Hospital in D.C., and gained post-graduate experience at Johns Hopkins Children’s Mental Health Center. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in both MD and DC, and I am currently in training for my certification in sex addiction therapy.